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    06 Jetta TDI 5-speed stuck in 5th

    Greetings! 3 weeks ago I had my clutch replaced and my DMF changed out to a SMF…. the car drove fine for about a week and several hundred miles. Last week on a return trip from Killeen to Houston I couldn’t get the transmission out of 5th gear. I was able to nurse it home and after looking...
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    Time to Upgrade to a Passat??

    Greetings all... I am just about to roll over 250k on my 06 Jetta TDI and am looking hard at the used Passat TDI market. The 06 still runs and drives well with no issues to speak of, but when I see a 2014 Passat TDI with 56k miles for 9k, I have to consider it. What have been your experiences...
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    Yes, it is ANOTHER Oil question

    So... I was at the O'Reilly auto parts store the other day to get some oil for the 10k service. The only choices there are Shell Rotella T5 (15w40), T6 (5w40), and Mobile TDT (5w40). I KNOW that these are NOT VW approved oils. The salesman tried to tell me that Rotella was the best...
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    Modifications for Mileage MkV

    Greetings All, I have a 2006 Jetta TDI that I purchased in 2011 with 80k on the Odo. I found this site and FUELLY shortly after that. My first several tanks that I tracked on Fuelly yielded a 43mpg average. My best tank in that series was 46mpg. Not too bad, but I wanted more. The...
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    6-speed transmission swap in an '06 Jetta

    Good Evening all! IF I wanted to swap in a 6-speed gear box from a 09 (or later) MkV CR car, would that be a direct replacement for the 5-speed in my 06? I was thinking that I could get a 6-speed gearbox from an auto mall and replace my 5-speed with it. If that is not an option, what is the...
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    New Tires for my 06

    It is finally time to replace the tires on my 06 TDI. I bought the car 80k miles ago with new Yokohama AVID TRZ tires installed. The Yokohama's have been descent tires with excellent wear, especially since I run them at 40psi. My only issue with the tires has been road noise. A bit too loud...
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    3.25 per gallon at Gaffney, SC today

    Just thought I would post about the cheapest D2 price I have paid in more than 2 years. 3.259 is still hard to get excited about but... not too bad in this economy I suppose. I filled up at the QT truck stop off exit 90 in Gaffney, SC this afternoon. I was in the car lane with 2 Jettas, 1...
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    06 PD TDI Timing Belt and CAM recommendations

    Greetings all! I will be approaching my 2nd timing belt change in a few months. I need some suggestions for the correct timing belt kit, and recommendations for a proper CAM for my car. I am all about fuel economy with my Jetta. I am running a stock Group 0 with the exception of a ECU tune...
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    Green Diesel tune

    So I got off the fence today and ordered the ECO / HOT tune combo from Green Diesel Engineering. I have read all the posts from the testers and the input from Kevin and finally decided to make the purchase. I do a lot of highway driving every month and have been averaging 43mpg with the cruise...
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    MFD 2 Nav unit install

    Greetings all! I saw the MFD2 Navi radio advertised on boraparts for $358. I am wondering if that radio will work in my 06 Group 0 car. I am assuming that it will fit with no problems but have no idea if the wiring harness in my car will support this radio or not. Also, the ad mentions that...
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    84mpg in an unmodified Passat

    Here is a link to an interesting article... They report no mods to the car, mostly highway driving at 60mph with very limited use of the A/C. Pretty fantastic!
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    Poll: What oil are you using in your PD TDI?

    I have read, and read, and read all of the posts about recommended oils, oils that are good to use, great to use, not approved oils that are still great, etc. The bottom line is this, what oil are you using right now in your PD TDI?
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    06 Jetta group 0 radio options

    Gretings all from a noob! I recently purchased a 2006 Jetta, Group 0. This fantastic car has just the basic radio and I am wondering what is the best option to upgrade that unit. My question is this, does the grp 0 car have the same wiring as a grp 1 or 2 car? Would I be able to swap in an...